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2018-2019 University Catalog 
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Construction Engineering and Management, BSCNE

About the Program

The Construction Engineering and Management program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

The Division of Construction Engineering and Management (CEM) offers a degree in Construction Engineering (BSCNE) which is tailored to prepare graduates for professional work in the construction industry. The Construction Engineering curriculum includes about 80 percent engineering courses and 20 percent management courses focused on the knowledge necessary for construction careers.

Construction engineers design and execute processes for building and maintaining the infrastructure of our world. The tools of the trade for today’s successful construction engineer include the following: strong math, science, and computer skills; creativity; an aptitude for applying science and engineering methods to solve problems; a love of building structures such as bridges, airports, buildings, dams, and highways; an interest in working indoors and outdoors; initiative and a strong work ethic; the ability to collaborate with diverse people; good communications skills; and a desire to learn in a constantly changing environment. Students in the Construction Engineering program have the opportunity to develop additional expertise in mechanical, electrical, and other areas of engineering through minors in these fields. Construction Engineering students complete three 12-week paid internships, usually during the summer and away from home. They work as paid employees of construction contractors and construction managers and perform increasingly responsible duties in field operations, office operations, and project management

For over 18 years in a row BSCNE graduates have been hired at a 100-percent rate upon graduation by some of the 100 top U.S. construction firms.

Many construction engineers move into senior management, attaining executive positions and even ownership in a construction firm. These professionals have a passion for building structures and collaborating with a wide range of people, as well as a desire to learn in a constantly changing world.

Degree Requirements

130 Credits Required

Construction Engineering Major Courses

CEM technical Electives - (6 credits)

Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (48-50 credits)

General Education Electives (18 credits)

  • Construction Engineering and Management Supplemental General Educ Requirements  
  • General Education Elective I - Credit Hours: 3.00 (satisfies Humanities for core)
  • General Education Elective II - Credit Hours: 3.00 (satisfies Behaviorial/Social Science for core)
  • General Education Elective III - Credit Hours: 3.00 (satisfies Science, Tech & Society for core)
  • General Education Elective IV - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Education Elective V - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Education Elective VI (CEM 28000  & CEM 38000 ) - Credit Hours: 3.00

University Core Requirements

  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning

For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.

Prerequisite Information:

For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.


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Summer 2nd Year

3 Credits

14 Credits

16 Credits

Summer 3rd Year

3 Credits

Fall 4th Year

16 Credits

Spring 4th Year

15 Credits


Students must have a graduation index of 2.0.

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